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Rating Group: The Humane Society Legislative Fund

2007-2008 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 17%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 33%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 108%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 58%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 108%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 108%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 108%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 108%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 42%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 58%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 108%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 117%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 58%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 67%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 42%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 108%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 58%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 58%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 58%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 17%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 58%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 8%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 25%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 108%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 92%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 58%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 8%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 25%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 67%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 108%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 58%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 42%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 42%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 117%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83%
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 8%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 67%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 8%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 117%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 117%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 67%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 33%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 42%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 17%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 92%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 108%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 92%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 108%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 117%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 42%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 33%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 33%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 58%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 108%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 108%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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